put an end to (something)

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put an end to (something)

To stop, cease, or conclude something. I'm going to put an end to the corruption in this department once and for all! I wish my sisters would put an end to their bickering and just be civil to one another!
See also: end, put

put an end to

Also, put a stop to. Terminate, abolish, as in It's time they put an end to their feud, or The police chief vowed to put a stop to prostitution. This locution is more emphatic than the plain verbs end or stop. [Mid-1600s]
See also: end, put
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Al-Assad voiced the Syrian people's appreciation for Oman's positions towards Syria, saying that he welcomes Oman's honest efforts to help Syrians realize their aspirations in a way that puts an end to the suffering caused to them by terrorism and preserves the country's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Summary: "Dubai Police said that an Uzbek woman walked into the Dubai Public Prosecution premises accompanied by her child, claiming she was carrying an explosive belt and threatened to blow up herself if she doesn't receive help that puts an end to a personal dispute over proving fatherhood of her child," a statement from the Government of Dubai Media Office issued on Sunday said.
Global Banking News-March 29, 2013--Santander puts an end to investment advice activities(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.
I don't know if this puts an end to it because every time we think that we have put an end to it, it seems we start it all off again.
combined solution from a single source puts an end to hardware and software conflicts
We're hoping that this puts an end to it,'' said Chris Price, the city's supervising engineer.
Nicaragua has returned to normal with an agreement between the Government and public transport workers that puts an end to a five-day strike, during which the army and police violently cracked down on angry workers, reports IPS (May 5, 1999).
The new agreement, which doesn't involve any money changing hands, lasts for five years and puts an end to the various disputes between the two companies.
The closing of this repurchase settlement puts an end to the claims, disputes and pending litigation existing between Energas and Double G Energy, Inc.
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Not long ago, President Clinton said, ``Tonight at midnight, America puts an end to three decades of deficits and launches a new era of balanced budgets and surpluses.
WASHINGTON -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which is Counsel of Record in one of the pro-life cases decided today by the Supreme Court, said the high court's unanimous decision in favor of pro-life demonstrators is a welcomed victory that once and for all puts an end to marathon litigation by ruling unanimously that a federal statute designed to go after drug dealers and organized crime cannot be used against pro-life demonstrators.
This settlement puts an end to the arbitration between the two companies.
Bigfoot Interactive strongly supports the CAN-SPAM antispam federal legislation which puts an end to the confusion surrounding California's SB 186 and more than 35 other independent antispam state laws.